Next European Galaxy Note 7 discharge update progresses to 30 percent

As most United States Galaxy Note 7 owners — at least those that remain — are going to be holding with a useless device come the new year or thereabouts, European customers are edging closer to their recalled device’s obsolescence.

Samsung UK has announced that a software update will be launched on December 15, limiting the maximum battery charge for the Note 7 to 30 percent. An earlier update put in place a 60 percent limit.

We will need to suspect that other countries around the world — where devices are also stuck at a 60 percent top — will see a similar update hitting their airwaves soon. It is not known why Samsung has taken such varying strategies in pressing Note 7 owners to return the item for an exchange or refund.

The Note 7 was recalled for its tendency to explode during normal use.

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